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Programme Overview

The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit comprised four dedicated sessions, followed by a training workshop. View the summit pics here

 

Monday 6th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Developments

Session Two: Green Formulations

 

Tuesday 7th November: Day Two

Session Three: Sustainable Sourcing

Session Four: Social Impacts

 

Wednesday 8th November: Day Three

Workshop: Fragrances and Sustainability

 

Detailed Programme

Monday 6th November: Day One

Session One: Sustainability Developments

The opening session gave an update on sustainability in the cosmetics industry, showing how operators are tackling the environmental and social challenges. The keynote was given by the leading natural cosmetics brand in Italy. An introduction was given to sustainability in the context of the summit agenda, highlighting the challenges ahead. The use of metrics to measure and reduce impacts was introduced, whilst an international fashion retailer shared its green priorities. Other papers covered sustainability case study, mobile apps for a circular economy, and preparing for a sustainable future.

Session Two: Green Formulations

This session showed some of the current and upcoming uses of green ingredients in cosmetic & personal care products. Details were given of novel actives from trees, bio-based esters, emulsifiers and surfactants.

With growing concerns about ingredient origins and authenticity, details were given of a new technology that provides traceability and mitigates fraud risks in supply chains. An international cosmetics company shows how it is integrating environmental and / or social aspects into its product formulations.

 

Tuesday 7th November: Day Two

Session Three: Sustainable Sourcing

With sustainable sourcing becoming popular, this session gave an update on recent developments, highlighting some of the common issues associated with agricultural-based ingredients.

An expert gave some insights into the hidden environmental, social and economic costs of agricultural materials. Details were given of a new initiative that aims to ethically source the mica mineral. With a growing number of companies looking at transparency, details were given of traceability tools and supply chain management for cosmetic ingredients. An ethical brand shared its experiences with sustainable sourcing, highlighting the difficulties and opportunities.

 

Session Four: Social Impacts

This session looked at the various ways the cosmetics industry can address its social impacts. To begin, the psychological aspects of cosmetic products were explored. What value do we associate with such products, and what is the aesthetic relationship with beauty?

Following on from the preceding session, insights were given into the social risks in ingredient supply chains. Details were given on how fair trade sourcing of ingredients can create positive benefits. Another speaker gave an update on allergens in cosmetic and personal care products, followed by methods to encourage sustainable consumption of such products.

 

Wednesday 8th November: Day Three

Workshop: Fragrances and Sustainability

This workshop explored the sustainable fragrance options available to formulators and product developers, and tackled the associated technical issues.

A critical review was undertaken of some of the raw materials / essential oils available, discussing the related sourcing, quality and cost issues. How can the major technical & formulation issues associated with using such materials be overcome? The blending of essential oils / fragrances was discussed, including the technical hurdles. Sustainability and formulation issues, such as raw material provenance, standards, odour variability, stability, safety and allergens were also covered.

 

The summit materials (including seminar proceedings and workshop pack) are now available for a professional fee. Click here for further details.

 

Organised by:

Ecovia Intelligence

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Gold Sponsors

HeinzGlas
Clariant
BASF

Silver Sponsors

drstraetmans
Croda Utopies
Formenich Cargill
Roelmi HPC

Supporting Organisations:

ICEA Soil Association Ecocert group
Natrue Cosmebio BDIH
Eco Control FEBEA
Societe Francaise de Cosmetologie

Media Partners:

Euro Cosmetics HPC
Premium Beauty News Cosmetics Design
Organic Market
World Press Online